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Welcome to our newest
Organizational Sponsor...

Woman's National Democratic Club

Click here for a brochure to use as an invitation for a colleague to join the DC LERA.  And, bring someone to the next monthly luncheon meeting.  Check out the special member price for guests.

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and see what happens at the
DC LERA events. 
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Special Offer

The Board of Governors encourages  members to invite guests to the DC LERA luncheon meetings at the $25 member rate. Students may attend luncheon meetings for only $15.

The Industrial Relations Research Association was established in 1948. In December of that same year, local members founded the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the IRRA, which became the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) in 2005.  Click here to read more history. 

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national organization.
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Members of the DC LERA Board of Governors
Attend BBQ At Japanese Embassy

DC LERA President Bill Scott was a recent guest of Japanese Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae and his wife, Nobuko, at the Japanese Embassy BBQ.  Also, in attendance were the former Japanese representative to the DC LERA's Board of Governors, Kayo Rokumoto, the French Embassy's representative to the DC LERA's Board, Claire Aubin, and Clair's daughter.

Bill Scott, the Ambassador
and the Ambassador's wife.

Bill Scott with Kayo Rokumoto, Clair Aubin and Clair's daughter.

Attendees at the June luncheon meeting learned about the future of work from Fred Stahl, DC LERA past president and author of Worker Leadership: Americaís Secret Weapon in the Battle for Industrial Competitiveness and a co-author of Lean Enterprise Value: Insights from MITís Lean Aerospace Initiative.

As a Boeing Company executive he was the corporate Chief Scientist for Europe and the Director of Production Transition.  Stahl was an early leader in the Lean Aerospace Initiative, a research project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and later its executive director.

No meetings in July and August! 
See you...and a guest...on September 24, 2014. 
Have a relaxing and enjoyable summer.

Click here to review previous luncheon presentations.


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Venable LLP and Woman's National Democratic Club Become Newest DC LERA Organizational Sponsors

Welcome to Venable LLP and the Woman's National Democratic Club (WNDC).

For over a century, Venable LLP has built its firm based on a simple and enduring premise: "We see the world through the eyes of our clients."  The WNDC is the meeting place for Democrats in the nation's capitol.  WNDC engages members (women and men) in public policy and serves as a forum for Democratic leaders. Click here to learn more...

President Bill Scott Recently Welcomed New Board Member
Akiro Yoshida

Mr. Akiro Yoshida is 1st Secretary at the Embassy of Japan. 

In 1998, after graduating from Tokyo university, Mr. Yoshida entered the Ministry of Labour, Japan.  He has worked in the Employment Policy Bureau (tackling various issues such as employment insurance, policy planning, foreign worker issues, employment promotion for the elderly and people with disabilities, etc.).

He has also worked in the Labor Standard Bureau (minimum wage), the Human Resource Development Bureau (vocational skill/ability evaluation), and Ministerís Secretariat.

Mr. Yoshida had a chance to work in the Tokyo Metropolitan government and study at Indiana University, Bloomington  from 2003 to 2005  (Master of Public Affairs).

He is looking forward to meeting the DC LERA members soon.

Get to know William F. Scott,  the DC LERA President for 2014.  Click here to read about Bill and his personal message. 

Patrick McHugh is the new DC LERA Treasurer. A long-time member of the DC LERA, Patrick is Associate Professor of business at George Washington University.  Click here to learn more about Patrick and  contact him at